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players straight to the nfl. three of whom went on to the nfl hall of fame. what happened? >> we were uninvited. we had some opportunities to go to bowl games but they were all in the south. >> two of the finest players in the country played at usf in 1951. center linebacker burl toller and eventual hall of famer. they told them they could play only if toller and mason were left out of the team. >> they said you can come but you have to leave the two black boys at home. what were we to do. >> at first it was jubilation then they heard the catch. >> everybody exploded and then he says what do you think about ollie and marley. i cannot repeat what they said. that was the end of the jubilation. >> we didn't know. they don't ár -- they didn't want to go. it was that simple. >> for them to say we will only invite teams without negros and that was unacceptable. >>> the dignity of friendship came without a price. the school's football program was finished. >> it was a great emotional loss that's still the fact that we were so close to each other that we would never never have stood for
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